Boil water advisory for Parish Utilities of Ascension

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UPDATE:

The boil water advisory has been lifted.

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Parish Utilities of Ascension has experienced a water main break on LA 3089. There is always a possibility that the water in the line could have been contaminated.

The areas affected by this advisory may have experienced low water pressure are as follow:

Church Street, LA 3089, Thibaut Drive and Donaldsonville Primary

As a precaution, a Boil Advisory is effective immediately. It is to remain in effect until rescinded by the department.

It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain
drinks, making ice, brushing teeth, or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the
following means:

Boil water for one full minute in a clean container. The one minute starts after the water has been
brought to a rolling boil. (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle,
pouring it from one clean container to another, or by adding a small pinch of salt to each quart of
water that is boiled.)

Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been
advised otherwise.

The Ascension Parish Public Utilities Department will rescind the Boil Advisory upon notification
from the Louisiana Department of Health– Office of Public Health after additional water samples
collected from our water supply system have shown our water to be safe.

If you should have any questions, please contact Parish Utilities at 225-450-1071.

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